Cucumber Plants

My Lemon Cucmbers Are Large and Green. Are They Edible?

rjorgenson added on August 6, 2012 | Answered

My lemon cucumbers are growing like crazy. I actually thought the vines were squash. Yesterday I noticed these round green fruits, some were 5" in diameter. They were green not yellow. I do have a green cuke nearby. Can I still eat them? The seeds are getting big, like a squash. I was thinking I could peel and de-seed them for salads or pickles.

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Answered on August 16, 2012

Yes, you can eat them. There are several things that may have happened to make your lemon cucumbers not grow lemon yellow (e.g. it is a sport, it was a seed from a cross pollinated plant, etc) and none of them are harmful to you.

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